Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Submission of Audit Reports-Part 248, 22264-22265 [2015-09198]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 22264 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Notices Washington, DC. Section 52011 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish an Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App. 2) to advise the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) on the quality, reliability, consistency, objectivity, and relevance of transportation statistics and analyses collected, supported, or disseminated by the Bureau and the Department. The following is a summary of the draft meeting agenda: (1) USDOT Welcome and Introduction of Council Members; (2) Current BTS Activities and Issues; (3) BTS Portions of the GROW AMERICA Act; (4) BTS Research Activities; (5) Public Comments and Closing Remarks. Participation is open to the public. Members of the public who wish to participate must notify Annette Simpson at annette.simpson.@dot.gov, not later than May 1, 2015. Members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting with the approval of Patricia Hu, Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Noncommittee members wishing to present oral statements or obtain information should contact Annette Simpson via email no later than May 1, 2015. Questions about the agenda or written comments may be emailed (Annette.Simpson@dot.gov) or submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Attention: Annette Simpson, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room # E34–403, Washington, DC 20590, or faxed to (202) 366–3383. BTS requests that written comments be received by May 1, 2015. Access to the DOT Headquarters building is controlled therefore all persons who plan to attend the meeting must notify Annette Simpson at 202–366–0419 prior to May 1, 2015. Individuals attending the meeting must report to the main DOT entrance on New Jersey Avenue SE. for admission to the building. Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Annette Simpson at 202– 366–0419 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the FACA and the General Services Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102–3) covering management of Federal advisory committees. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Issued in Washington, DC, on the 15th day of April 2015. Rolf Schmitt, Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. 2015–09097 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics [Docket DOT–OST–2014–0031 BTS Paperwork Reduction Notice] Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Submission of Audit Reports—Part 248 Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS requiring U.S. large certificated air carriers to submit two true and complete copies of its annual audit that is made by an independent public accountant. If a carrier does not have an annual audit, the carrier must file a statement that no audit has been performed. Comments are requested concerning whether (1) the audit reports are needed by BTS and DOT; (2) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (3) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number DOT–OST–2014–0031 by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Services: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET,Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202–366–3383. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Instructions: Identify docket number, DOT–OST–2014–0031, at the beginning of your comments, and send two copies. To receive confirmation that DOT received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may access all comments received by DOT at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments are posted electronically without charge or edits, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Electronic Access You may access comments received for this notice at http:// www.regulations.gov, by searching docket DOT–OST–2014–0031. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff.gorham@dot.gov, Office of Airline Information, RTS–42, Room E34, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No. 2138–0004. Title: Submission of Audit Reports— Part 248. Form No.: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers. Number of Respondents: 63. Number of Responses: 63. Total Annual Burden: 20 hours. Needs and Uses: BTS collects independent audited financial reports from U.S. certificated air carriers. Carriers not having an annual audit must file a statement that no such audit has been performed. In lieu of the audit report, BTS will accept the annual report submitted to the stockholders. The audited reports are needed by the Department of Transportation as (1) a means to monitor an air carrier’s continuing fitness to operate, (2) reference material used by analysts in examining foreign route cases (3) reference material used by analyst in E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Notices examining proposed mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, (4) a means whereby BTS sends a copy of the report to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in fulfillment of a United States treaty obligation, and (5) corroboration of a carrier’s Form 41 filings. The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2015. William Chadwick, Jr., Director, Office of Airline Information, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. 2015–09198 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics [Docket DOT–OST–2014–0031 BTS Paperwork Reduction Notice] Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need and usefulness of BTS collecting supplemental data for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Comments are requested concerning whether (1) the supplemental reports are needed by BTS to fulfill the United States treaty obligation of furnishing financial and traffic reports to ICAO; (2) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (3) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 22265 collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number DOT–OST–2014–0031 OMB Approval No. 2138–0039 by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Services: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202–366–3640. Instructions: Identify docket number, DOT–OST–2014–0031, at the beginning of your comments, and send two copies. To receive confirmation that DOT received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may access all comments received by DOT at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments are posted electronically without charge or edits, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Title: Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Form No.: BTS Form EF. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers. Number of Respondents: 38. Number of Responses: 38. Total Annual Burden: 26 hours. Needs and Uses: As a party to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Treaty), the United States is obligated to provide ICAO with financial and statistical data on operations of U.S. carriers. Over 99% of the data filled with ICAO is extracted from the air carriers’ Form 41 submissions to BTS. BTS Form EF is the means by which BTS supplies the remaining 1% of the air carrier data to ICAO. The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. Electronic Access Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Extension of Credit to Political Candidates—Form 183 An electronic copy of this rule, a copy of the notice of proposed rulemaking, and copies of the comments may be downloaded at http:// www.regulations.gov, by searching docket DOT–OST–2014–0031. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jeff.gorham@dot.gov, Office of Airline Information, RTS–42, Room E34, OST– R, 1200 New Jersey Avenue Street SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No. 2138–0039. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2015. William Chadwick, Jr., Director, Office of Airline Information, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. 2015–09197 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics [Docket: DOT–OST–2014–0031 BTS Paperwork Reduction Notice] Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

[Docket DOT-OST-2014-0031 BTS Paperwork Reduction Notice]


Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; 
Submission of Audit Reports--Part 248

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general 
public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the 
continuing need for and usefulness of BTS requiring U.S. large 
certificated air carriers to submit two true and complete copies of its 
annual audit that is made by an independent public accountant. If a 
carrier does not have an annual audit, the carrier must file a 
statement that no audit has been performed. Comments are requested 
concerning whether (1) the audit reports are needed by BTS and DOT; (2) 
BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (3) there are other ways 
to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information 
collected; and (4) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 22, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
DOT-OST-2014-0031 by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Docket Services: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET,Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 202-366-3383.
    Instructions: Identify docket number, DOT-OST-2014-0031, at the 
beginning of your comments, and send two copies. To receive 
confirmation that DOT received your comments, include a self-addressed 
stamped postcard. Internet users may access all comments received by 
DOT at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments are posted 
electronically without charge or edits, including any personal 
information provided.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets.

Electronic Access

    You may access comments received for this notice at http://www.regulations.gov, by searching docket DOT-OST-2014-0031.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff.gorham@dot.gov, Office of Airline 
Information, RTS-42, Room E34, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Approval No. 2138-0004.
    Title: Submission of Audit Reports--Part 248.
    Form No.: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Large certificated air carriers.
    Number of Respondents: 63.
    Number of Responses: 63.
    Total Annual Burden: 20 hours.
    Needs and Uses: BTS collects independent audited financial reports 
from U.S. certificated air carriers. Carriers not having an annual 
audit must file a statement that no such audit has been performed. In 
lieu of the audit report, BTS will accept the annual report submitted 
to the stockholders. The audited reports are needed by the Department 
of Transportation as (1) a means to monitor an air carrier's continuing 
fitness to operate, (2) reference material used by analysts in 
examining foreign route cases (3) reference material used by analyst in

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examining proposed mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, (4) a 
means whereby BTS sends a copy of the report to the International Civil 
Aviation Organization (ICAO) in fulfillment of a United States treaty 
obligation, and (5) corroboration of a carrier's Form 41 filings.
    The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency 
Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to 
clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. 
BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the 
information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical 
purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both 
Respondent's identity and its data, submission of the information to 
agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in 
regulatory and other administrative matters.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2015.
William Chadwick, Jr.,
Director, Office of Airline Information, Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2015-09198 Filed 4-20-15; 8:45 am]
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